OBITUARY

Betty Jean Love

February 28, 1950December 27, 2020
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Remembering Betty Jean Love Betty Jean Love was born on February 28, 1950 in Houston, Texas. She was the oldest of five children born to Tramiel & Gracie Simon.

Betty attended Kashmere Garden High School where she was a talented Scholar and an award winning Tailor. Her creations included casual dresses to professional business suits. Immediately following high school, Betty attended the University of Houston and obtained her undergraduate degree. Several years later, she returned to the University and obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work.

She married her former spouse Michael Love in 1974 and gave birth to their only child, Nicole Marie Love who was born in 1981. Motherhood was her most treasured role in life.

Betty was a devout Christian and highly active with her church. Whether it was participating in Ladies Bible Studies, Teaching Bible school class, or lending a helping hand where needed, she was there. She was a living example to many on how to live a Godly Life. Betty warmed everyone’s heart around her, and she meant so much to so many. She was a Loving Mother, Wonderful Sister, Caring Aunt, Faithful Friend, and Dedicated Counselor who quietly helped others when needed.

She lived a wonderful life filled with many joys. She was an avid walker, yoga lover, master of gardening, awesome baker, and fearless world traveler. Betty showed us that love is an Action, not just words. She leaves a wonderful legacy to this family. She obeyed the gospel and was baptized at Highland Heights Church of Christ.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Tramiel Simon and Gracie Simon, and her brother Robert Earl Simon. Left in God’s care and to cherish her memories are her daughter, Nicole Marie Love (husband Ray Jackson); her sister, Brenda Simon Ward; her brothers, Tommy Lee Simon (wife, Emoline Simon); Martin Luther Jackson (wife Brenda Jackson); her nieces, Simone Simon Gardner (husband, Craig Gardner); Tia Simon, Raquel Jackson; great nieces and nephew, Cammryn Gardner, Kyndal Gardner, and Craig Gardner II and a host of cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

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Marie Sampson

January 17, 2021

Praying for the family during this time that God will grant them peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾!’

Shenita Hicks

January 17, 2021

Ms. Love it was with a heavy heart to hear that you passed away. I had an opportunity of meeting you when I worked at HHSC I 10 office. You were a soft spoken very humble lady and classy, I admired you very much. With your pose, you could get others' attention. Praying for your family, members that they will find some comfort in the word of God🙏🏽

Deborah Mitchell

January 15, 2021

Ms. Love was my supervisor when she worked for the Texas Department of Human Service . She was a beautiful person inside and out. My condolences to the family.

Lynnett Cummings

January 9, 2021

Thank you Betty for all you did for your community (Sliverglen North). Your efforts and hard work will not go unnoticed. You're at peace and no more pain. Condolences and prayers to the family.

Jessica Guilbeau

January 9, 2021

I worked with Betty in the five Silverglen HOA communities as she spearheaded several worthwhile community projects. Of all of us, Betty had the most passion and dedication... She loved and cared for this community beyond anyone’s comprehension... From labor to reward, she will be truly missed...My condolences to Betty’s family, friends and colleagues... This community will never be the same without her friendly presence in it... May she Rest In Peace...

Rick Peters

January 9, 2021

In scripture it says a true friend is a gift from God. I had the honor of Betty being my friend. Her laugh, her wisdom, her care for others, her curiosity, her determination, her wholesomeness. She lived life with such dignity. We met in 1988 at work where we were both supervisors. I later talked her into going to graduate school because I saw the potential. She finished her 30 years with the State and moved on to another career. Not many start new careers later in life. She succeeded in being a good therapist & loved working with the parents & kids. She had the courage to work with the high school girls who had severely abusive lives & their next step was prison if they didn’t get help. Betty was determined to help them. She tried every angle and was constantly looking for answers. In the end, I don’t know her success rate but I know she was able to reach some of them. She was determined to get back to them after her illness but wasn’t able. There is an ongoing investigation in the 5th ward about the chemicals used (creosote last used in the 1980’s) in the area. I wonder if this had anything to do with Betty’s shortened life. She was planning on living into her 90’s like her Mom. It is sad to think she may have been taken early due to industrial carelessness. She was dedicated to her work, her family, & her faith. She lived such a healthy lifestyle yet she died from a terrible illness. We would talk once a month or so & were talks I looked forward to. We did a lot of Social Work shop talk, discussed her travels, talk about our faith and a variety of other topics. My condolences and prayers to her family and especially Nichole. Your mother adored you and was very proud of you. Let’s keep her memory alive. She is with us and looks on us with her great smile. Thank you, Betty, for touching our lives. One of the great achievements in life is a well lived life and Betty made that happen.

Brittney & Lawrence Clemons

January 9, 2021

Betty Love embodied light and love. Her warmth radiated in every interaction we had with her. She was such a beautiful person, and it’s a true loss to this earth to have her go. Our sincerest condolences to her beautiful family. May you all be comforted by knowing she’s transitioned to something glorious. Thank you for sharing your beauty and love of God with the world, Betty.

Jenifer Woodley

January 8, 2021

Betty was such a sweet and thoughtful person. She was always willing to help anyone in need. She was such a strong and faithful Christian. She had a love for teaching the Bible and she knew the scriptures well. She set an example for how a Christian should live. May God comfort Betty's family during this difficult time.

In Christian Love,

Leslie, Pamela, and Jenifer Woodley

Jessica Harold

January 8, 2021

Betty was perfect in many ways. We are devastated, distraught, & broken after hearing the news of her passing. We will never forget her. We’ll always love her & cherish the memories we shared. She was a very dedicated, strong, powerful, & true Christian. We know God will accept & welcome her with open arms. Our hearts ache tremendously. Her family are definitely in our hearts, mind, & prayers. We are thankful to God for letting her be a part of our lives.

Mary Kemp

January 8, 2021

Nicole and family, Betty is no longer with us in body but her life and love lives on in the lives of those she touched. Our Sister will never be forgotten. May you all be comforted by the many expressions of love shown toward you during this difficult time. Betty's presence will be greatly missed at 249 church of Christ. For her presence was a radiant light. God be with you always. ♥️

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Biography

Betty Jean Love was born on February 28, 1950 in Houston, Texas.

She was the oldest of five children born to Tramiel & Gracie Simon.
Betty attended Kashmere Garden High School where she was a talented Scholar and an award winning Tailor. Her creations included casual dresses to professional business suits. Immediately following high school, Betty attended the University of Houston and obtained her undergraduate degree. Several years later, she returned to the University and obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work. She married her former spouse Michael Love in 1974 and gave birth to their only child, Nicole Marie Love who was born in 1981. Motherhood was her most treasured role in life.

Betty was a devout Christian and highly active with her church. Whether it was participating in Ladies Bible Studies, Teaching Bible school class, or lending a helping hand where needed, she was there. She was a living example to many on how to live a Godly Life. Betty warmed everyone’s heart around her, and she meant so much to so many. She was a Loving Mother, Wonderful Sister, Caring Aunt, Faithful Friend, and Dedicated Counselor who quietly helped others when needed.

She lived a wonderful life filled with many joys. She was an avid walker, yoga lover, master of gardening, awesome baker, and fearless world traveler.
Betty showed us that love is an Action, not just words. She leaves a wonderful legacy to this family.
She obeyed the gospel and was baptized at Highland Heights Church of Christ.